Part of the problem in general is that we are not exposed to death - in general - a whole lot, and when we are, its in the form of movies or video games, so it doesn't come across as real. So when people do see a picture of a dead-anything, they freak out over it. For me, when I see pictures of the dead, its more of a horrid-fascination that keeps me transfixed. The people shown look very dead, as opposed to in the movies or in video games, or are truly missing limbs or other parts of their bodies. Its not normal to 'see' things like that. But it goes hand in hand with the treatment of animals - slaughter houses etc - a hundred+ years ago, if you wanted meat, you cut your own chickens head off etc....but now, some one else does that for you, so you really aren't exposed to it, thus are revolted and disgusted by it.
Of course, the Muslims have no problem showing pictures of dead people and burned corpses on the news. But they cry foul when you show a picture of one of their own (and typically responded with violence).
And now that his death has been confirmed by the Muslims, they're all throwing a temper tantrum. Like, British Muslims trying to storm the US Embassy in London. I find it rather Ironic that these morons are shouting 'Death to the West! You're all Murderers!' and "Islam shall rule the World!", while 1. They Live in the West, 2. They wear Bulls Jerseys, drink Coke and Pepsi, ec in the Mid East, 3. Use Cellphones and Western Technologies, and 4. Require loyalty to religion over loyalty to country.
No other religion in the world is quite like the present form of Islam. Its rather barbaric when it comes down to it.